Clinical/Counselling Psychologist

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
9 Jun 2023

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Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity to join our multidisciplinary Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service in Devon. We are a passionate and growing service which provides specialist care to mothers, with a range of perinatal mental health difficulties, their infants and families, in line with the commitments set out in the NHS Long Term plan.

You will be part of a team of psychologists who work across our community Perinatal Mental Health teams and in our regional Mother and Baby Unit. This community based role includes delivering psychological interventions to individuals and families and supporting staff teams to work in a trauma informed way and consider transgenerational patterns of trauma and attachment.

We are actively engaged in research, and there are excellent opportunities for specialist supervision, training and development within this role.

Devon is a beautiful county and we are able to offer a relocation package to the right candidate.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work with our community teams across Devon to provide high quality, evidence based, psychological interventions to individuals, parents and infants, couples and families and groups.

The successful candidate will be HCPC registered and eligible for chartered status with the BPS.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

Our values

We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess and demonstrate the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation. These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health & learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification which will provide further information on this role.

Person Specification



  • Qualified Clinical or Counselling Psychologist (D.Clin.Psychol. or equivalent), eligible for Chartered Clinical or Counselling Psychologist Status with the British Psychological Society and Registered with HCPC.


  • Further training or experience in Perinatal Mental Health
  • Further training in at least one (other) psychological therapy



  • Experience of specialist psychological assessment and intervention across a wide range of care settings.
  • Experience, and/or training in diversity awareness and social inequality.
  • Experience of working under supervision in secondary care adult mental health services


  • Experience of working with perinatal and postnatal women with severe and complex mental health difficulties.
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.

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